Monday, March 5, 2007

What is a lawyer?

The profession of a lawyer has been very important since ancient times. A lawyer is a man who knows the law perfectly, who can support you in a hard situation and be the only one whom you can trust! A lawyer, or legal practitioner, is a person certified to give legal advice who advises clients in legal matters. Some lawyers represent clients in courts of law and in other forms of dispute resolution.
Lawyers interpret the law through actions and words for the protection of an individual, a business concern or an idea. They must be widely versed in a great many areas: the law, economics, history, human motivation and behavior, and the practicalities of day to day living. The education of lawyers never ends because they must constantly be abreast of information which may be of use to the client.
As our society grows in complexity, the lawyer's role grows as well. No longer is it possible for one single lawyer to handle every aspect of every client's legal needs. Although well informed as to the tax implications of stock market transactions, a lawyer may not know enough to cover adequately the client's requirements for divorce proceedings, for instance. For this reason, the vast majority of today's lawyers are specifying the types of clients and cases which they will serve. It is important to understand, however, that even though the legal profession itself is specializing, the law school and legal education remain general in nature. Any specialization you choose to follow must take place after you graduate from law school, pass the bar examination, and enter the professional world.
So how can you know if you'll like being a lawyer? The practice of law includes so many alternatives that it is difficult to generalize at all. Many lawyers in large corporate firms concentrate their efforts in mastering one particular area of specialization within the law, e.g. the intricacies of tax law. These attorneys often serve primarily as advisors to corporate clients, rarely being involved with taking a case to court. Litigation lawyers, on the other hand, prepare and present cases in court or negotiate to settle the case before the scheduled court appearance. Practicing law in a small town or with a small community-based firm often means taking whatever cases walk through the door. This kind of practice tends to focus more on the daily legal needs of individuals - drawing up wills or deeds, filing for divorces, getting someone out of jail on bond, settling personal damage suits in court - rather than the more technical and specialized needs of corporate clients. Success is often due more to the quality of your personal interactions and persuasiveness than to your intellectual capabilities.

Monday, February 19, 2007

200.000$ to the student for sexual harassment

I've got a very interesting and instructive story to retell you. As we have already understood there are many ways of getting free education. Today's point is to get free education as a kind of compensation!
A friend of mine who is a lawyer by profession told me the story of a girl who had problems with paying for her second year at college. Her family was poor and so usual tactics like credit for getting education, loan consolidation, not worked for her...
Jack Samuel Wilson used to be the dean of the faculty of mathematics at College in Denver where Julian Hoston studied.. Jack was a well-educated man with high moral standards. He lectured physics at college. This girl, a very pretentious young lady, brought an action against him because he seemed to offend her feelings terribly. In fact he opened the door in front of her and let her came into the study first. In his opinion a real gentleman always acts like this.
She understood this deed as if he wanted to say she couldn't have guessed to enter the room herself or even like an act of sexual harassment.
Her family's Denver Personal Lawyer supported her greatly and they took it into court. The whole procedure took four month, but the girl was rather resolute and didn't recede. The attorney insisted on paying 250.000$ for sexual harassment, but the judge made the conclusion the the man would have to pay the compensation of 200.000$.
Have you guessed what the girl did next? Right! She paid for her second year in college. This situation was a stroke of luck for her!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

How students get free education at school and college

Free education? It sounds quite seductive, isn't it? As we all know, education is so generally provided in America and other countries, that, without any doubt, there is no difficulty in understanding how much equality is given by that opportunity…. But it is not merely open; it is forced upon all. Even under a socialistic program it is difficult to imagine any arrangement for providing the education which all are supposed to need more nearly equal than the existing system of public schools. All things are changed except the University and school…. Behind fifty desks exactly alike fifty boys and girls are seated to recite a lesson prescribed to all…. But the algebra is not an opportunity for the boy who has no turn for mathematics…. Indeed, the more nearly equal the opportunity outwardly the more unequal it is really. When the same instruction for the same number of hours a day by the same teachers is provided for fifty boys and girls, the majority have almost no opportunity at all. The bright scholars are held back … the dull scholars are unable to keep up … average scholars are discouraged because the brighter pupils accomplish their tasks so easily.
As a high school student beginning to look at my college options, I have come to the conclusion that there is something very wrong with our educational system.
Universities will offer me the chance to think and develop my mind in ways radically different from high school. Furthermore, it has become increasingly necessary to have a college education in order to enter a career where you are capable of financially supporting an entire family or even yourself. High quality, stable, well-paying jobs are rare without a college degree. One of our federal governments’ main functions is to collect tax revenues to fund programs that are beneficial to society as a whole. So it seems logical to warrant as much government funding as possible to higher education. The benefits to our country would be tremendous. Citizens would become less reliant on the government after college and would be much more productive members of society. Everyone should be able to attend the best public college they qualify for without tuition.